Division of
Student Affairs


On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I am excited that you are a member of the Roo community. UMKC is a student-centered urban institution and it is our goal to provide you with an engaging and vibrant campus life experience designed to support your academic and personal success. Our programs and services foster community while also ensuring a respectful and inclusive environment.

With each interaction we seek to challenge and support you through your journey, help you to understand your capacity for leadership and service, and give you the tools and confidence to create the future you deserve. I look forward to joining you on your path to success and to you becoming an effective leader and valued member of your profession and community.

Roo Up!

Michele D. Smith
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Portrait of Michelle Smith, dean of students

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